Motörhead frontman Lemmy dies aged 70
Lemmy, legendary frontman of hard rockers Motörhead, has passed away at the age of 70.
The singer, who was famed for his hard living and relentless work ethic, died last night (December 28th) after a short battle with cancer.
In a statement Motörhead said: "There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December 26th, and was at home, sitting in front of his favorite video game from The Rainbow which had recently made its way down the street, with his family.
They continued: "We cannot begin to express our shock and sadness, there aren’t words. We will say more in the coming days, but for now, please…play Motörhead loud."
Born Ian Fraser Kilmister in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, in 1945, Lemmy formed Motörheadd in 1975 and would go on to record 22 albums with the band, including the timeless classic Ace Of Spades.